Newport Beach Independent June 23, 2017 : Page 3

newportbeachindy.com JUNE 23, 2017 3 Firefighters Help Reveal a Wish Come True Newport Beach first responders recently helped reveal that an Orange County teen’s wish will soon come true, thanks to a local nonprofit. Dominic Laffoon, 18, of Fountain Valley was diagnosed with germ cell tumor in June of 2016 and endured months of treatment, according to Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire officials. “Laffoon has wanted to be a fireman since he was a toddler and is currently training to be an EMT,” MAW OCIE Senior Marketing & Communications Manager Kara Bautch explained in an email. “He hopes to one day become a firefighter to help save lives.” The Newport Beach Fire Department helped with the “wish reveal” during Laffoon’s recent visit and firehouse tour. His wish to be a firefighter for a day in Seattle will be granted later this month. For more information, visit ocie.wish. org. Dominic Laffoon, 18, stands with members of the Newport Beach Fire Depart-ment during his Make-A-Wish wish reveal recently at the Lido Isle station. COURTESY MAKE-A-WISH ORANGE COUNTY AND THE INLAND EMPIRE ‘Surfing Circle of Honor’ Breaks World Record JIM COLLINS Hundreds of surfers wait in the street before heading out into the water. Newport Beach’s northern neighbor on the California coastline, Hunting-ton Beach, lived up to its “Surf City” nickname Tuesday as several hundred surfers (including many from Newport Beach) paddled out into the water, held hands and broke a world record. In celebration of International Surf-ing Day, the HB International Surfing Museum organized the “Surfing Circle of Honor” just past the pier. “A circle of solidarity, to honor surfing culture and heritage, our next generation surfers, our healthy surfing playgrounds, and celebrating surfing in the summer [Olympic] games, and to support our International Surfing Museum,” officials explained on the museum’s website. The 511 surfers (and one dog) broke the Guinness World Records’ “largest surfing paddle out” category. For more information, visit surfing-museum.org. Surfers hold hands to form a circle as they break a world record and the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol boat sprays water into the air in the background. T I VO L I JEWELERS & FINE GIFTS THREE GENERATIONS OF JEWELERS Civic Center Park Sculpture The city of Newport Beach has an-nounced a call for entries for phase three of the sculpture exhibition in Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions (over the age of 18) are invited to sub-mit one piece of artwork for consider-ation for the temporary exhibition. A selection committee (with subsequent approval by the Arts Commission and City Council) will chose 10 pieces of artwork to be showcased for two years at the 14-acre park. “The city seeks to have a well-bal-anced exhibit of public art emphasizing a variety of styles, types, sizes; and a diverse pool of artists,” the application page reads. Requirements to apply include a statement of interest (250 words maxi-mum), addressing: Why the submitted artwork is appropriate for the Civic Center Park; if the artwork has previ-ously been installed in an outdoor, public setting and if not, how it will be prepared for installation at the New-port Beach city park; and any relevant public art experience. Entries must also include three im-ages of the artwork and an accompa-nying list with the title, date, medium. Dimensions, weight, value, and a brief description. Artists must also note whether the artwork is for sale, the collection it comes from (if applicable) and any previous exhibition locations. A preliminary budget also needs to submitted, detailing the estimated transportation and insurance costs, and artist honorarium. Officials also noted that the artwork must be sturdy enough to withstand the site’s “significant climactic environ-ments.” Selected artists will receive an hono-rarium of between $2,500 and $6,000, depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, size and other factors. For more information, contact ArtsOC Program Assistant Nicholas Thurkettle at (714) 556-5160 x14 or nthurkettle@artsoc.org, Full Service Jewelry Store | Fine Jewelry Custom Designs | Repairs & Diamond Setting Authorized Dealer for Michael Aram Home Goods Trade in your old jewelry for one of our creations We can also design, create and build a special piece for you! 1 FREE WATCH BATTERY WITH THIS AD | FREE INSPECTION & JEWELRY CLEANING 2919 E. COAST HIGHWAY, CORONA DEL MAR | 949.612.7668 (BETWEEN THE PORT THEATER & PIROZZI RESTAURANT)

Firefighters Help Reveal A Wish Come True

Newport Beach first responders recently helped reveal that an Orange County teen’s wish will soon come true, thanks to a local nonprofit.<br /> <br /> Dominic Laffoon, 18, of Fountain Valley was diagnosed with germ cell tumor in June of 2016 and endured months of treatment, according to Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire officials.<br /> <br /> “Laffoon has wanted to be a fireman since he was a toddler and is currently Newtraining to be an EMT,” MAW OCIE Senior Marketing & Communications Manager Kara Bautch explained in an email. “He hopes to one day become a firefighter to help save lives.”<br /> <br /> The Newport Beach Fire Department helped with the “wish reveal” during Laffoon’s recent visit and firehouse tour. His wish to be a firefighter for a day in Seattle will be granted later this month.<br /> <br /> For more information, visit ocie.wish. org.<br />

‘Surfing Circle Of Honor’ Breaks World Record

Newport Beach’s northern neighbor on the California coastline, Huntington Beach, lived up to its “Surf City” nickname Tuesday as several hundred surfers (including many from Newport Beach) paddled out into the water, held hands and broke a world record.<br /> <br /> In celebration of International Surfing Day, the HB International Surfing Museum organized the “Surfing Circle of Honor” just past the pier.<br /> <br /> “A circle of solidarity, to honor surfing culture and heritage, our next generation surfers, our healthy surfing playgrounds, and celebrating surfing in the summer [Olympic] games, and to support our International Surfing Museum,” officials explained on the museum’s website.<br /> <br /> The 511 surfers (and one dog) broke the Guinness World Records’ “largest surfing paddle out” category.<br /> <br /> For more information, visit surfingmuseum. org.<br />

Civic Center Park Sculpture

The city of Newport Beach has announced a call for entries for phase three of the sculpture exhibition in Civic Center Park.<br /> <br /> Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions (over the age of 18) are invited to submit one piece of artwork for consideration for the temporary exhibition. A selection committee (with subsequent approval by the Arts Commission and City Council) will chose 10 pieces of artwork to be showcased for two years at the 14-acre park.<br /> <br /> “The city seeks to have a well-balanced exhibit of public art emphasizing a variety of styles, types, sizes; and a diverse pool of artists,” the application page reads.<br /> <br /> Requirements to apply include a statement of interest (250 words maximum), addressing: Why the submitted artwork is appropriate for the Civic Center Park; if the artwork has previously been installed in an outdoor, public setting and if not, how it will be prepared for installation at the Newport Beach city park; and any relevant public art experience.<br /> <br /> Entries must also include three images of the artwork and an accompanying list with the title, date, medium. Dimensions, weight, value, and a brief description. Artists must also note whether the artwork is for sale, the collection it comes from (if applicable) and any previous exhibition locations.<br /> <br /> A preliminary budget also needs to submitted, detailing the estimated transportation and insurance costs, and artist honorarium.<br /> <br /> Officials also noted that the artwork must be sturdy enough to withstand the site’s “significant climactic environments.”<br /> <br /> Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000, depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, size and other factors.<br /> <br /> For more information, contact ArtsOC Program Assistant Nicholas Thurkettle at (714) 556-5160 x14 or nthurkettle@artsoc.org,<br />

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